FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 923
93RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES LOW (39), BAKER (25), LAMPE, OXFORD, FRASER, SCHOEMEHL, BRINGER, YOUNG, HARRIS (110), JOHNSON (61), CURLS, STORCH, SANDERS BROOKS, BOYKINS, WRIGHT-JONES, JOLLY, LOWE (44), MEINERS, WALTON AND EL-AMIN (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time March 31, 2005 and copies ordered printed.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 376, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to health insurance coverage for cervical cancer testing.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 376, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 376.1256, to read as follows:
376.1256. 1. Each health carrier or health benefit plan that offers or issues health benefit plans which are delivered, issued for delivery, continued, or renewed in this state on or after January 1, 2006, shall include coverage for the cost of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing as a cervical cancer screening test.
2. For the purposes of this section, "health carrier" and "health benefit plan" shall have the same meaning as defined in section 376.1350.
3. The health care service required by this section shall not be subject to any greater deductible or co-payment than other similar health care services provided by the health benefit plan.
4. The provisions of this section shall not apply to a supplemental insurance policy, including a life care contract, accident-only policy, specified disease policy, hospital policy providing a fixed daily benefit only, Medicare supplement policy, long-term care policy, short-term major medical policies of six months' or less duration, or any other supplemental policy.